Opera.com says “ahlan wa sahlan”

Arabic-speaking users now able to visit Opera.com in their native language

Oslo, Norway – January 11, 2011

Today, Opera released Opera.com and portal.opera.com in Arabic. Now, Opera’s many Arabic users can receive important product and support information from Opera.com, and news, sports and entertainment content from portal.opera.com in their preferred language.

Opera Mini, the world’s most popular mobile browser, is already available in Arabic. The localization to Arabic of Opera.com is a joint effort between Opera employees and members of the fast-expanding Arabic-speaking Opera community.

“More than 280 million people speak Arabic as their first language, so we are pleased to offer Opera.com in their language,” says Rolf Assev, Chief Strategy Officer, Opera. “What most impresses me is the close collaboration between our passionate fans and our employees to make this happen. Opera has always been about giving back to our community. Today, they have given back to us as well.”

To connect with the Arabic-speaking Opera user community, please visit http://my.opera.com/Arabic/. There, visitors will be able to post concerns and comments and get Opera browser tips and tricks in Arabic and English.